An African adventure like no other. Begin with a helicopter ride from Vilanculos to Benguerra Island and the all-inclusive Azura Lodge, Mozambique’s first luxury ‘eco’ boutique retreat where, upon arrival, you’ll be treated to a 15-minute refresher back and neck massage. Your resort’s 14 villas, each with its own infinity pool, have been designed to pamper. Enjoy the pristine white sand beaches and sparkling turquoise seas, sun-drenched days and star-studded nights. During your stay, experience a sunset cruise aboard a traditional dhow, and an island tour by 4x4 vehicle. Optional activities include cultural encounters, sailing, scuba diving, snorkeling, deep sea or fly fishing, kayaking and big game fishing.

Tour Details


Starts any day. January to December

5 days from $4195.00

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Day 1

Arrive Vilanculos & Benguerra Island, Mozambique

Welcome to Mozambique! You are met upon arrival at the Vilanculos airport, and transferred to Benguerra Island by helicopter. This short 10 minute ride gives you a wonderful overview of this scenic tropical archipelago.

Upon arrival at the island, you are met and escorted to your hotel, Mozambique's first luxury 'eco' boutique retreat, set on a deserted beach of pure white sand. There are just 16 villas, each with its own infinity pool. Settle into your villa, then start your relaxing stay with a therapeutic 15-minute neck and back massage. The rest of the day is yours to spend at leisure. 

Day 2 - 4

Benguerra Island

Enjoy three full days on unspoiled Benguerra Island, surrounded by magnificent reefs perfect for diving and snorkeling, and home to the turtles that nest on the island’s outer shores. The entire island is set within a Marine National Park.

Take a guided Land Rover drive around the island to view the towering sand dunes and indigenous bush abundant with local flora and fauna. Visit the island lakes, a local village, and stop for a beach picnic prepared especially for you. See sunset over the sparkling turquoise seas while on a relaxing evening dhow cruise. Keep an eye out for the migrating whales and dolphins that ply these waters, along with marlin, sailfish and tuna.

Other Azura Lodge activities include sailing, scuba diving, snorkeling, bird watching, spa treatments, star gazing, cultural encounters, day trips to Vilanculos, boat trips, big game fishing, salt water fly fishing, kayaking and more!

Enjoy your meals in the restaurant, or arrange for private beach barbeques or picnics. In the evenings, enjoy star-gazing at the African skies. ​(3B,3L,3D)

Day 5

Depart Benguerra Island

Today is a day of leisure until time for your helicopter transfer back to Vilanculos Airport, to connect with your flight home or to another destination. ​(B)


Azura Lodge, Bazaruto National Park

Imagine an unspoiled island within a Marine National Park, deserted beaches of pure white sand that extend for miles, sparkling turquoise seas crisscrossed by local dhows plying their trade, sunny days, and star studded nights, …and you have Azura Lodge Mozambique. Just 16 villas are nestled along one of the last undiscovered stretches of beach in the world, with all the creature comforts one could wish for, sparkling private pools, Mozambican Butler-hosts to look after guests’ every need, fish and seafood fresh from the ocean, a fantastic range of activities and experiences, an African spa to relax in, all at a community based project where the local islanders benefit as much as visitors. Azura is paradise found.